While the PS5 has no official launch date in India, it clearly has not stopped it from being Sony’s biggest console launch yet. While there have been no official sales figures announced, the company claims that it is its “biggest launch ever”. In a tweet posted yesterday, Sony thanked gamers who supported the PS5 launch but also confirmed that demand was outstripping supply and that there are definitely shortages of the console in the market.
We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever. Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year – please stay in touch with your local retailers.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 25, 2020
Sony also confirmed that the company will make sure that there will be more inventory in the coming months so that fans of the PS5 can actually get their hands on the console, in time for the holidays. In terms of launch records, the previous one was set by the PS4 when it was announced by Sony that the console had sold 2.1 million units after going on sale on 15 November 2013. Demand is so high scalpers managed to snag about 3500 consoles. Digit even went to known games and console retailers and found out that they were selling the PS5 for Rs 90,000 a pop!
So yes, the hype is real and so are the exorbitant prices. Sony have confirmed that the PS5 will cost Rs 50,000 for the Disc Edition and Rs 40,000 for the Digital Edition. But again, there’s no launch date announced for India yet.